The Eden Education Centre has won a silver award at the Careers Wales Valued Partner Awards after demonstrating its commitment to helping students prepare for their future careers.

Over 40 companies from across Wales attended the award ceremony, hosted by former BBC news anchor Sara Edwards.

The Careers Wales Valued Partner Award recognises the important contribution made by businesses who consistently step up to support the workforce of tomorrow by participating in Careers Wales facilitated activities in schools throughout Wales.

22 companies picked up gold awards, 18 companies won silver and 13 companies took home a bronze award.

Nikki Lawrence, Careers Wales Chief Executive, said: “This is the first time we have hosted an event for our Valued Partners and the reception has been amazing.

“Celebrating businesses who have gone above and beyond to help spread our message and provide young people with a platform of opportunity and guidance is essential to our work.

“We hosted this award ceremony to show our gratitude to our Valued Partners and to recognise that we value their support every day – this is our way of saying thank you.

“We’re glad everyone enjoyed and we hope all of the companies will continue their vital work with students.”

Pete Jones founder of the Eden Education Centre commented that “we are so thankful to be recognised for our work by Careers Wales and very grateful that we are able to give so many students opportunities to develop skills that are transferable into the world of work in our STEM Challenges, we look forward to continuing this partnership in 2019.”

For more information on how to become part of Careers Wales’ Education Business Exchange programme, visit www.careerswales.com